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.com. usadpresident obama sitting dow today with secretary of state hillary clinton which aired this sunday on "60 minutes." one of her last interviews before leaving the state department. for secretary clinton it caps off a high-profile week that includes the president's inauguration, testifying before congress about the benghazi attack. in the "60 minutes" interview with president obama offering plenty of praise for her. >> why did you want to do this u together, a joint interview? >> the main thing is, i wanted to have a chance to publicly say thank you. because i think hillary will go down as one of the finest secretary of states we've had. it has been a great collaboration over the last four years. i'm going to miss her. wish she was sticking around. but she has logged in so many miles, i can't begrudge her to want to take it easy for a little bit. but i want the country to appreciate just what an extraordinary role she's played during the course of my administration, and a lot of the successes we've had internationally have been because of her hard work. >> a few years ago it would have been
. obviously the state where president barack obama was born. and illinois, the birth state of the first lady. and their home state. a pennsylvania state float, the birthplace of vice president joe biden. and also a delaware state float. the home state of vice president joe biden and dr. jill biden. so honoring very significant moments in our history. there will be a martin luther king jr. float. honoring this very day and many other floats. >> they're going right by the department of treasury, jeffrey toobin, right now. the department of treasury being literally right next door to the white house. >> i'm looking behind us at the reviewing stand. some of the family members are taking their place. i saw marianne robinson, michelle obama's mother, h brother, now seated. waiting for the president and the first lady. jim mesina, the campaign manager for barack obama, was whipping up the crowd, pumping his fist. when you win the election, this is what you get y. >> you saw the president's half-sister sitting in the first row. you've got a lot of family. a lot of friends. these are really -- when w
memory lane and in 2009 here is barack obama. we stated it earlier. 8.3 million americans, fewer americans working than when he took office four years ago, but here is obama. how appropriate these words would even be today what he said in 2009. >> our economy is badly weakened, a consequence of greed and irresponsibility on the part of some, but also our collective failure to make hard choices and prepare the nation for a new age. homes have been lost. jobs shed, businesses shattered. our health care is too costly our schools fail too many and each day brings further evidence that the way we use energy strengthens our a adversarie adversaries. >> in light of where we stand today. >> the president says there is a spending probl is-- the spending problem before he came into office, roughly 2.5 trillion in revenues, and about 2.9, just less than 2.9. 2.8 trillion in spending. today revenues have recovered so that this year they'll be at 2.9 trillion. they're over 300 billion dollars from where they were when he came into office, but spending has gone up to 3.5 1/2 trillion dollars.
be today had president obama not appointed her secretary of state? and where would joe biden be today without president obama? joe biden was an even bigger presidential campaign loser than hillary clinton when barack obama chose him as running mate. and now, the essential question about hillary clinton is will she run for president? a campaign in which she is to presumed frontrunner. and the essential question about joe biden is will he run for president, even if hillary clinton runs for president? and is that why joe biden was literally running down pennsylvania avenue on monday? is he trying to show what a young, and vital 70-year-old he is? the night before the running man worked the parade crowd, joe biden hosted a party at his residence with more than 200 democratic insiders, some of the strongest. he has convinced the democratic field will be defined quickly and that it may very we will come down to a private chat with hillary clinton, about who should finish what barack obama started. he is intoxicated about the democrats. according to the polls released today, 47% view him fav
the grand old party is doomed if it keeps knocking hillary and keeps recognizing that president obama is the president of the united states. the ones who can see through the dark know they can't go on like this. margaret is not alone, bobby jindal said we have to stop being the stupid party. haley barbour says to stop making stupid comments, again, that word about rape. don't lose heart. like an old car that won't turn off, some character out in new mexico wants to stick women who are raped with stiff prison sentences if they get an abortion. she calls it tampering with the evidence. but wait a minute, crazy guys, didn't some of your republicans say you can't get pregnant in case of a rape? anyway, fighting our way through the crazy even as we hear the first loud barks and meows from the pack yards of american politics. i have two analysts with me, the grio's joy reid and any time i can get you to giggle it's a good day. peggy noonan, talk about middle of the road conservative. quote, it became obvious this week that the republican party had to start taking barack obama seriously. he
you this morning. thank you. >>> president obama and secretary of state hillary clinton were interviewered in an unusual appearance together on "60 minutes." they talked about their primary battle during the '08 campaign and their relationship during the last four years. >> we had such agreement on what needed to be done for our country. >> made for tough debates. >> it did. >> we could never figure out what we were different on. hillary mentioned, you know, part of our bond is we've been through a lot of the same stuff. and part of being through the same stuff is getting whacked around in political campaigns. >> uh-huh. uh-huh. >> being criticized in the press. you know, we've both built some pretty thick skins. by the time hillary joined the administration, i felt very confident and comfortable in all working relationship. i think what did evolve was a friendship as opposed to just professional relationship. >>> egyptians in three suez canal provinces are under a state of emergency. they'll be subject to a curfew tonight. egypt's president, muhammad morsi, is hoping to prev
state float celebrates the home state of president obama and the birthplace of first lady michelle obama. the land of lincoln float features american flags, the state flag, and a panorama of the capitol. the state seal adorns the front of the float. the float is approximately 20 feet long, 8 feet wide -- >> the south shore drill team from chicago. the president's hometown. the first lady's hometown. they've come here. two major gifts allowed them to come here. from walgreens. they raised the money. they are here. attending this inauguration. you can see the president, he's pretty excited to see what's going on. >> special because they were unable to attend the first inauguration because of lack of funds. so this is very special for them this time. >> they're going right in front of the reviewing stand right now. you see the president and the first lady. the vice president. >> there's a huge set of speakers heading our way. we'll see that right behind them. >> they're moving. >> here we go, here we go. >> the president's moving too. >> how can you not? >> that's right. ♪ >> the south sh
restrictions on firearms. senate republican leader mitch mcconnell released a robo call in his home state of kentucky. >> president obama and his team are doing every to restrict your constitutional rights to keep and bear arms. >> reporter: blanch lincoln to like to see lawmakers find a compromise. >> there's plausible regulations that need to be put in place, it needs to be done in a reasonable fashion. and there's good people in the middle that know and understand that. >> reporter: the obama administration is trying to rally public support to put pressure on congress, but it will be a challenge getting lawmakers from pro gun states to support an assault weapons ban. tara mergenner, cbs news, washington. >>> president obama is also expected to go on the road and campaign for gun control. >>> thousands against abortion are on the national mall and the stems of the supreme court, maaing the 40th anniversary of roe versus wade. the annual march for life is a rallying cry for people strongly against abortion. former republican, rick santorum, is expected to speak at the rally today. suppor
years secretary clinton has served as president obama's secretary of state. she will soon move on to the next chapter in her distinguished career. madam secretary, without objection, your full statement will be made part of the record and all members here will have five days to submit statements and questions for the record. subject to the limitations of the committee rules. madam secretary, please begin. >> thank you very much, mr. chairman. and i thank you and the ranking member and members of the committee, both of long-standing tenure and brand-new members. and i appreciate your patience for me to be able to come to fulfill my commitment to you, to the former chairwoman, that i would be here to discuss the attack in benghazi. i appreciate this opportunity. i will submit my full testimony for the record. i want to make just a few points. first, the terrorist attacks in benghazi that claimed the lives of four brave americans, chris stevens, shawn smith, tyrone woods and doherty, are part of a broader strategic challenge to the united states and our partners in north africa. i
confirmed. it's how john bolten was made u.n. ambassador. and larry eagleburger, secretary of state. so the obama administration seems certain to appeal this to the supreme court, brian. >> huge decision today. pete williams from our d.c. newsroom tonight. pete, thanks. >>> president filled a big job today that does not require congressional approval. he named a veteran of his own staff, his new chief of staff in the white house. denis mcdonough comes from the foreign policy shop. he has been deputy national security director. his was one of the faces around the table in the situation room during the bin laden raid. he goes back to the senate days with obama. he replaces jack lew, nominated to run the treasury department. >>> mitt romney, who has disappeared from public life since the election, was spotted today having surfaced in washington. he and his wife were saluted by the marriott corporation. his staff did not allow any media at the event. he will also attend the annual bipartisan alfalfa club dinner saturday night. >>> with the president now six days into his second term, a whol
would have had more electoral votes in the state of virginia, nine to barack obama's four, even though barack obama won the state by four percentage points. and 150,000 overall votes. >> that's the state of virginia and overall, you look at the numbers, romney would have gotten 273, obama, 262, if it had gone that way nationwide. that's an extraordinary change. but the question, this constitutional? >> it is. states are allowed to decide how their electoral votes are divvied up. two states already do this by congressional district. nebraska and maine. never been a problem, mainly because maine has been seen as a blue state. nebraska, a red state and they have few electoral votes. what created controversy here, the states that are potentially considering this, like virginia, like michigan, like pennsylvania. these are traditionally battleground states that could end up having an impact on the presidential election future contest if they are adopted. >> first, who is supporting this? >> these are republican state lawmakers across the country doing this. and one of the arguments in favor
. >> president obama gives his first joint interview with someone other than his wife. why he says he wanted to sit down with his outgoing secretary of state. >>> if you're driving on interstate 880 any time soon it should be a nice drive. i'll tell you more about the morning commute and the bay area weather. almost tastes like one of jack's cereals. fiber one. uh, forgot jack's cereal. [ jack ] what's for breakfast? um... try the number one! yeah, this is pretty good. [ male announcer ] over a third of a day's fiber. fiber one. ♪ shimmy, shimmy chocolate. ♪ shimmy, shimmy chocolate. ♪ we, we chocolate crs over. ♪ yeah, we chocolate cross over. ♪ [ male announcer ] introducing fiber one 80 calorie chocolate cereal. ♪ chocolate. >>>s first funerals are planned today for the victims of in a nightclub fire in brazil. authorities believe pyrotechnics by a band may have sparked the fire. many of the victims were young college students. they died from smoke inhalation or trampled to death trying to escape. brazil's president has declared a three-day mourning period. >> to the brazilian
me. the. >> pelley: what can president obama do for the states in a second administration? >> i think the smooth imlimit station of the affordable care act, so-called obamacare, which is off to a very good start and it's quite familiar to us in massachusetts because it's modeled on what we've had since 2006 but i think it's a big list for a lot of states and i think the partnership that h.h.s. has shown already with the states and the flexibility has been enormously important. beyond that, i think a growth agenda which is about investing in our future is enormously important to everything and every citizen. >> schieffer: governor, if you were to put a headline on the president's speech today, what would be the headline? what's the hook? >> i think i'd say "new resolve." i think what we'll see in the second term is a fresh resolve from this president. a dorplgs continue to try to pull us together. to ask people to turn to each other rather than on each other. to be very, very specific about the big lifts we have to do in gun safety, in immigration reform and, above all, in what we have
the state in the last election by 5.5 points. but the way the vote came in for obama, it was concentrated in philadelphia and pittsburgh, two big areas that had significant democratic representation. if you did it district -- congressional district alone, out of the 19 congressional districts, governor romney would have carried 13, president obama only 6, and if you gave the two bonus electoral votes to the president, it would have been 13-8. if you decided to pass a law that said the bonus two go to whoever wins the most congressional districts, it would have been 15-8 in favor -- excuse me, 15-6 in favor of governor romney even though he lost the state by a very significant majority. >> but wouldn't you have maybe not riots but something close to it if the word got out in philadelphia, for example, that the state had gone by popular vote by, as you say, five points, for example, and yet the state's electoral votes had gone by and large to the republican. wouldn't people just go crazy on hearing that all their efforts to vote were eliminated by manipulation in harrisburg? >> absolutely.
, wisconsin, virginia, and ohio. what do these states why common? they all voted twice for president obama. rnc chair reince priebus backs the scheme and acknowledges the rational behind it, quote, it's something a lot of states that have been consistently blue that are fully controlled red out to be looking at. in other words, if the state votes democrat for president and is controlled by a republican governor and state legislature, maybe you can swing it back the other way through a little jingling here, a little jiggling. also just how desperate is the republican party if they can't win playing by the rules it seems as we see here that they decide they can change the rule. ed rendell is the former governor of pennsylvania and michael crowley is with "time" magazine. it looks like they're looking at states like pennsylvania that has traditionally been a democratic presidential state. explain the game they might be playing or up to at least. >> well, it's very simple. barack obama carried the state in the last election by 5.5 points. but the way the vote came in for obama, it was concentr
or wisconsin where president obama won the states. you might typically think of them as democratic states. republicans were in charge of redistricting. they helped sustain their majorities with redistricting. host: here is a question on twitter -- aren't most states going to face issues with the lavish pensions and benefits they have given four years? guest: most have liabilities looking into the future. what states have been doing is they have been reducing the generosity of the benefits. they have been requiring employees to pay more. they have been contributing more of their own money to help pay for the benefits. one of the deepest problems as illinois. they have over $100 billion in pension reliability. there was the debate over the changes to the pension system. it was something that will continue to come up. host: 2011, we see illinois topping the list. the jersey, arizona, and that the following as states with tight lists. caller: i have been washington journal for a long time and it has been getting harder and harder for me to do so because of all the baloney. all states are havi
to the united states the whole reason that barack obama our present exists he organized the left the prouty 81 opinions to the united states. the presumption there was by people higher up in the leadership who are afraid that he would become president. it's never clearly established but for the man that was tried and hanged as the assassin his last words why didn't you go after and that assassination fuelled barack obama senior's frustration. >> host: what are you talking to folks about barack obama, senior the term keeps coming up and this might be misleading that if you would answer, politically connected and political intrigue. >> guest: he was trained as an economist with at the university of hawaii and harvard before he got his ph.d.. but even a fairly brilliant macroeconomist. but his wives and all of his movements were in the government in nairobi in the ensuing decades filled with political frustrations. after just doing five days of interviews in kenya, three in nairobi and two of them out here my mind is spinning with all of the intrigue that i've heard. it's just one story after ano
capacity ammunition clips in the united states. president obama vowed to tighten gun control after a man killed 20 children and six adults in a shooting in connecticut. >> a court in the u.s. has jailed american man for 35 years for his role in the 2008 mumbai attacks. he admitted to selecting targets for the attacks in which 166 people were killed. he avoided the death penalty after cooperating with u.s. authorities. >> mudslides have killed at least six people in ecuador. the disaster hit a gold mining community in the south of the country after hours of torrential rain. several homes were buried in mud slide. in berlin, the world's biggest agricultural fair is in full swing. international grain week attracts thousands of exhibitors and people keen to know the latest in a world of food. the public in general is becoming more picky about what they buy, and you cannot blame them after all the food scandals in recent years. >> today's shopper wants it all -- the right color, size, shape, and flavor. products on the shelves of modern-day supermarkets have just a few seconds to grab the buy
in the united states. president obama will travel to nevada tomorrow to lay out n reform. >> you can feel the bus already. six days away from the super bowl where the baltimore ravens will take on the san francisco 49ers. -- you can feel the buzz. >> baltimore gave them a sendoff. suzanne is at the inner harbor with players and fans. i imagine they're getting pretty excited. >> they are pretty excited. a great way to spend your lunchtime. even the rain and cold weather is not keeping these ravens fans away. they are bundled up, wearing red and black, here to give the ravens a huge sendoff. people came here early. they are featuring the marching ravens band, the cheerleaders, and a lot of excited fans. we are told the ravens might be stuck in a little traffic. they are expected to come here through throngs of fans and onto the stage. the team says they will be here for a short while. they will agree to the fans and then get back on the team bus. the fans are very excited to see their hometown team and are wishing them well. >> i'm excited. i cannot wait. my first time coming to a ravens ra
. >> she needs no introduction. that, of course, the first lady of the united states, michelle obama. she has changed her hairstyle. there will be a twitter poll about this i'm sure if there isn't one already. she's obviously a style icon, and her haircut. >> thank you very much. her haircut is getting more attention in this town than just about anything else. >> if i could say something, i'm going to watch her more closely than anybody today, because i really believe that to the extent the obamas in some respects are mirroring the clintons, i think her next move may be to move for the senate in illinois in 2016. >> some people have said that -- >> i would bet a lot of money that that will never happen. >> you will? >> is that right? >> i was just in chicago. a lot of people are betting on it. mark kirk will be up, and he was a great senator, but he's had a stroke. >> he's had a stroke and was incapacitated and just returned as they swore in the new senate three weeks ago and walked up the steps in a show -- >> full disclosure, i didn't think hillary clinton was going to run for the senat
pride parade, with eight floats from obama and biden's home states hawaii, illinois, pennsylvania, and delaware which honored delaware by just driving through the parade on its way to somewhere else. [ laughter ] and of course, this being democrats, there had to be a liberal gay, latino poet from maine. >> my face, your face, millions of faces in morning's mirrors, each one yawning to life. [ laughter ] >> stephen: sorry, i was yawming to life. would it kill you to throw a rhyme in there? [ laughter ] it's a poem. it's not that hard. there once was a man name barack who's re-election came as a shock. he raised the taxes i pay and then turned marriage gay. and now he's coming after your glock. [ laughter ] [cheers and applause] poet laureate, please. now, i'm not going to do a critical deconstruction of obama's partisan screed masquerading as an inaugural speech. now is not the time to criticize. i will just say this, it was a clear call for a radical, collectivist agenda. listen to this language. >> we, the people, still believe that enduring security and lasting peace do not requ
states, barack h. obama. >> in honor of martin luther king day, the inaugural invocation was delivered by myrlie evers williams. the wife of the slain civil rights leader, medgar evans. >> 100 years after the emancipation proclamation and 50 years after the march on washington, we celebrate the spirit of our ancestors. >> vice president biden was sworn in by supreme court justice sonia sotomayor. >> so help me god. >> so help me god. >> congratulations. ♪ ♪ oh beautiful >> then, james taylor's rendition of "america the beautiful." ♪ then the moment was at hand. the president swore his oath on two bibles. one was abraham lincoln's, the other dr. martin luther king junior's. >> protect and defend -- >> the constitution of the united states. >> the constitution of the united states. >> so help you god. >> so help me god. >> and unlike four years ago, chief justice roberts and the president made it through, using the correct wording. ♪ >> barack h. obama! >> and then came the president's second inaugural address. >> this generation of americans has been tested by crises that steele
was the first african- american woman to hold the post of secretary of state. >>> president barack obama took the oath of office today in a private ceremony at the white house. sworn in on january 20th as required. in a cbs 5 report, the santa cruz painter will be among 1,000 artists capturing it for prosperity. >> reporter: it started with what aaron calls his own act that president barack obama 2009 inauguration. >> the making of art is the ultimate democracy. >> reporter: armed with paintbrushes and an easel he traveled to washington, d.c. in 2009. here he is painting the presidential inauguration as it was happening around him that day, four years ago. >> reporter: looking back on that painting in his studio, he gets emotional. >> it is just a tearful time. it is a tearful, grateful time. >> reporter: but for him that act was not the end. about a year ago he started planning to do it again. to come to the next inauguration. but this time to bring 1,000 artists with him. >> l i don't know if we will do that but we will have a large group of people
those are all states obama won twice and states that republicans did very well in, in 20s 10. those are republican governors you have these crazy maps. in pennsylvania, obama won by over five points. but republicans got 13 of the 18 congressional districts. in michigan, obama won by over 10 points but the republicans still control the majority of the congressional seats. so you saw these very sophisticated gerrymandering operations even in the states where democrats did well. nationwide, democrats won 1.4 billion votes in the house than republicans did. even though democrats did thes well in many of these states >> bill: democrats -- democratic candidates for congress won how many more than republicans? >> 1.4 million votes. >> 1.4 million votes than republicans and yet republicans control the house? >> that's right. they have a 33-seat majority, which is a large majority. >> bill: ridiculous. >> this is ril i can lus. i did the math on this and we found that democrats would have to win by over 7 points. like that's a landslide like what you saw in
in a number of states that president obama won in november want to change the way electoral votes in their states are distributed. currently all states except nebraska and maine award all electoral votes to one candidate. states like virginia, michigan, pennsylvania, and ohio are looking to award electoral vote busy congressional district. and that would give the gop a huge advantage in some crucial swing states. john king is "outfront" with all these changes could have affected this past election. >> if every state, if all 50 states, allocated electoral college votes based on congressional district, mitt romney would be the president right now. they would have won 273-262. in '08, obama would have beat john mccain but by a smaller margin. let me show you what they're talking about. state of ohio, the president carries it with 51%. mitt romney carried 12 of the 16 congressional districts in the state of ohio. so this state is considering passing a bill that says, not winner take all, do it by congressional district. the state of virginia, the governor says he dent support this law
% of the voters and president obama 171%. yesterday, illinois became the effort -- the fourth state to allow undocumented immigrants to get their drivers' licenses. the devil is in the details at this point. there is momentum. the president goes to nevada tomorrow to unveil his own the plant for immigration reform. >> thank you. also on capitol tonight, we are waiting for the senate to approve nearly $51 billion in aid for areas hit by super storms and the. the emergency relief bill would go too hard hit parts of new jersey and new york. at least $16 billion would go to state and local governments. some lawmakers complained fell measure will add to the nation's debt. >> president obama is calling on law enforcement officers to help convince congress to pass them on legislation. he asked police from newtown, conn., an aurora colorado to add their voices to the gun debate. the president says he realizes the issue raises passions from all across the country but congress will pay attention to police. >> the case of a former culpeper police officer accused of murder is a man has of th
in 2016? >> reporter: president obama and outgoing secretary of state hillary clinton once bitter rivals now allies, together for an interview with cbs' 60 minutes. >> i consider hillary a strong friend. >> i mean, very warm, close -- i think there's a sense of understanding that, you know, sometimes it doesn't take words because we have similar views. >> reporter: rewind five years to their bruising primary battle. >> you're likable enough. >> thank you. >> i'm here. he's not. >> how long did it take you to get over that? >> it didn't take long. >> reporter: it took longer for their staffs, not to mention -- >> i think spouses take it much harder. you know, in a way -- >> no doubt. >> reporter: 2016 came up. the president laughed off a question about endorsing hillary. >> i was literally inaugurated four days ago. and you're talking about elections four years from now. >> and the secretary side stepped and i don't think, you know, either he or i can make predictions about what's going to happen tomorrow or the next year. >> reporter: clinton who recently suffered a concussion and blood
. president obama sitting with the not talking state, about his vice president, but president remains an integral part of the is expectedon and have an active role over the next four years working with congress. >> what is the likelihood that -- that biden and hillary run? both >> it seems they are both getting ready to run. neither one of them is talking about it right now. something that in the press wildly speculating about. the reporting we have done they are both thinking about it. preparing. biden,ng that intrigues but but we are unlikely to see them run against each other. >> know that we will continue to talk about this for the next .our years >> absolutely. >> let's talk about this week. the debate on immigration is heat to how so? a bipartisan group is working on this in the senate. looking like they will have news to announce in the next eight or so. 0-- next day or so. the hardest issue will be the pathway to citizenship. if people come in as illegal they stay? can a mechanism that allows them to become citizens? president obama also expected to travel to las vegas
street, but while georgia is the so-called red state, president obama was able to get more than 45% of the vote there. i assume that we are going have a credible democrat who will seek the party's nomination. >> it's interesting that the conservative was afraid that even more conservative republicans may challenge him and he decided time to move on. let's move on ourselves. jeb bush the former florida governor cowrote a piece of the "wall street journal" calling for comprehensive immigration reform among other things, writing this. some tell us makers are calling for piece meal changes such as issuing visas or conferring legal status of immigrants who were brought in as children. congress should avoid such quick ficks and commit itself instead to comprehensive immigration reform. the decision to in effect join the president who is calling for immigration reform, what does it say to you? >> i know another president whose name was bush in a similar spot. that's where i am. i don't care if it happens irchg relatally or comprehensively. the coalition can make it happen. it's the right
>> live and in hd, this is abc 7 news weekly. >> obama was sworm in in a private ceremony in the blue room by justice roberts. tomorrow he will deliver his speech to the country. >> it was an intimate setting -- >> the constitution of the united states. >> so help you god. >> surrounded by close family obama began his second term. it was a far cry from the epic event in 2009 with 1.8 million people on the mall. the second time around, president obama supporters are enthusiastic but the hope of four years ago is tempered by big problems. voter's lack of confidence in a wiashington mired in dysfunction. he will lay out his plans for the next four years. >> it is imperative that our leaders try to seek common ground when it should exist. >> joe biden kicked off his second term, sworn in by sonya sotomayor. the president and vice president visited arlington national ceremony and they attended services at one of the most historic black churches. >> 800,000 people are expected to be here to hear his goals for his second term. >> that address will take place in 12 hours from now.
of the big bets that president obama can make to cement his legacy abroad? joining me is martin indyk of the brookings institution, an assistant secretary of state for president clinton and also the author of "bending history, barack obama's foreign policy." i got to take part in a conversation of big bets, black swans, a presidential briefing where you and the team at brookings write about both some of the real dangers in foreign policy as well as some areas where the president can make an impact if he so chooses. there's a lot to digest including the fact a new secretary of state is going to be presumably confirmed by the senate, john kerry. and yet in the financial times as we do this interview it is hillary clinton and the questions she faced about the death of our ambassador and others in benghazi and her warning to an administration and her successor in the financial times headlines about mali. clinton fears a new haven. does he anticipate for north africa in a way he couldn't have anticipated when he comes into office is now unstable, think about tunisia, egypt, libya. and ther
bronx section, unthinkable. and barack obama became president of the united states. >> you had stinging things to say about the republican party. an identity problem, you said. and that there are some people who seem to have a theme of intolerance. >> that's a broader definition of what i meant by intolerance. i think intolerance is when you try to keep people from voting. the republican party ought to be out there, not by restricting voting by requiring i.d., but wanting everybody to vote. you need new messages. new policies. the country is becoming more minority. >> have you heard a lot from that? a lot of people pushing back on you? >> most of the people i've heard from in the last week or so have been very, very supportive. but there are those who consider this the worst thing imaginable. and why are you still a republican? i grew up under ronald reagan, and george schultz, and george herbert walker bush, and that's the republican party i knew. i think we've drifted from that. there's nothing wrong starting to drift a little bit back. not because it's good to be moderate. but that's
kerry in the months ahead. success in that time obama and the state of california. how about that. a former supermodel turned health food ceo joins us to tell us how she thinks then and profits. bedbugs. every traveler's nightmare. we will pull back the covers on the cities that are the eight used in the cheapest and you will be surprised what it all means for one state in particular. the speaker, house republicans demand democrats coming together to pass the debt ceiling extension. and a balanced budget in ten years? too good to be true? the "a-team" is next. ♪ ♪ lou: the house passing a three month extension of the debt ceiling. favorable reviews from both the president and the senate leaders. the "a-team" on a suddenly cooperative government or at least an episode of cooperation. we will be taking that up with the next. stocks moving higher. good earnings from ibm come mcdonald's, with the dow and s&p climbing to new five-year highs. ibm accounting for 66 of the dow's 67 points a game today. the s&p up, the nasdaq ten and a half. ten and a half billion shares traded. after
secretary of state nominee john kerry in the months ahead. success in that time obama and the state of california. how about that. a former supermodel turned health food ceo joins us to tell us how she thinks then and profits. bedbugs. every traveler's nightmare. we will pull back the covers on the cities that are the eight used in the cheapest and you will be surprised what it all means for one state in particular. the speaker, house republicans demand democrats coming together to pass the debt ceiling extension. and a balanced budget in ten years? too good to be true? [ heart beating, monitor beeping ] woman: what do you mean, homeowners insurance doesn't cover floods? [ heart rate increases ] man: a few inches of water caused all this? [ heart rate increases ] woman #2: but i don't even live near the water. what you don't know about flood insurance may shock you -- including the fact that a preferred risk policy starts as low as $129 a year. for an agent, call the number that appears on your screen. ♪ lou: the house passing a three month extension of the debt ceiling. favorable
obama won the state by four percentage points, won it by 150,000 votes. but by allocating the electoral votes by congressional district, mitt romney would have won nine electoral votes in virginia to barack obama's four. if you take that entire system nationally, emory university pointed o out that mitt romney would have won 272 electoral votes to barack obama's 276 electoral votes to barack obama's 262. mitt romney would have been the president of the united states. this is fundamentally changing the rules. this would be like saying, we want the nfl to change the rules, a quarterback can no longer run in the offense anymore. >> democrats have brought this up before, but in this day and age, with twitter, and with everything such in focus, do you think republicans can really push this through, or will the public outcry be so much to say, look, president obama won by hundreds of thousands of votes in virginia. why could you do this? >> luke, that remains the to be seen. "the washington post" is reporting that virginia's senate will be acting on this legislation as early as next week. we'
important background checks are to keep guns out of the wrong hands. >>> president obama and secretary of state hillary clinton are parting ways. clinton is leaving her job at the state department next week. they sat down together for an interview with "60 minutes." and we'll have some of that for you in 30 minutes. >>> for much of the country this morning, it is cold. the national weather service is warning of bitterly cold conditions. this weekend across much of the northeast, the mid-atlantic, and the midwest, several inches of snow fell yesterday on parts of the ohio valley, then pushed through to the east coast. the system brought an arctic blast that forecasters say could be deadly. warming centers are open now in pennsylvania, new york, and new jersey. some superstorm sandy victims there still, believe it or not, don't have basic utilities to keep warm. and the tennessee valley and the carolinas are also on ice. freezing rain is blamed for more than 200 wrecks around charlotte and the airport there had to cancel 100 flights. here's how you can tell it's really, really cold. a po
. and i worked very hard, but i lost. and then president obama asked me to be secretary of state. and i said yes. and why did he ask me and why did i say yes? because we both love our country. >> andrea, is he passing the baton? >> you can imagine the joe biden camp and what they said to that. unprecedented in an interview that president obama has never done an interview with anyone other than his wife, and here he is doing it with the secretary of state. i have talked to a lot of democrats who say that if she decides, and she hasn't decided, but if she decides and she is completely positioned to run, she clears the field. there's no one else. not comeau, not joe biden, no one can take her on. because after eight years of president obama, who could come in and as a woman and as a non-obama person originally, be enough of an outsider to challenge a republican. >> this is a real powerful historic mandate. >> yeah. >> but don't wipe joe biden off the slate. he has been a vital part of the obama administration on foreign affairs and on domestic affairs. he's the one who goes and makes the s
, martin luther king and barack obama, the president of the united states, it's a great day to celebrate being an american and the democratic system which has allowed barack obama to be re-elected, african-american man, it would have been almost unthinkable when martin luther king was assassinated, but it has come true. his dream has come true. >> freedom is so important, and this country is all about freedom. that's why everybody wants to come here and live in america. today, you felt that, you felt the dream and the hope and the people. that's what makes america so great. it's wonderful. >> keep dancing. the fans are loving you moving. >> thanks, piers. come dance with me later. >> i will. >> this is sort of like getting audio -- an audio enema, your entire body. you got it. >> chris tucker. >> that's it. >> wow, on this lovely note, we will take a brief break. >> eat your heart out. >> let's do a dance. what's...that... on your head? can curlers! tomato basil, potato with bacon... we've got a lot of empty cans. [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. we've got a lot o
as we continue. ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, the president of the united states, barack obama. >> i barack obama do solemnly swear. >> that i will faithfully execute. the office of president of the united states. >> and will to the best of my ability. and will to the best of my ability. >> preserve, protect and defend. >> preserve, protect and defend. >> constitution of the united states. >>> constitution of the united states. >> so help you god? >> so help me god. >> congratulations, mr. president. >> we, the people, declare today that the most evident of truths, that all of us are created equal. is the star that guides us still just as it guided our forebearers, just as it guided all those men and women, sung and unsung who left footprints along this great mall to hear a preacher say that we cannot walk alone. to hear a king proclaim that our individual freedom is inextricably bound to the freedom of every soul on earth. my fellow americans, we are made for this moment and we will seize it so long as we seize it together. ♪ my country r ♪ to thee we sing r ♪p ♪ o say does that ba
for good overseas you see president obama make a conscious decision the united states will take a smaller role particularly in the middle east and north africa and elsewhere. will not do much projecting our values. that is one of the things we saw in the later stages of the carter administration. one of the things that turnaround when ronald reagan was elected and inaugurated. bill: that is a fascinating point. when you see the hot spots popping up around the world, whether this administration is willing to engage there and continue to pull in domestically. >> right. bill: it will be fascinating to watch, steve. if we choose the latter, what happens then? you heard what hillary clinton said yesterday, when the america is engaged the world is a better place. that is essentially her message at one point. stephen hayes, thanks to you in washington. what do you think. hem and on twitter, follow me @billhemmer. bya. we have one of those in 40 minutes for a lawmaker on debt and deficit spending that we're mixing up at 16.4 trillion. all yours. martha: hopeful. it is about the e
at the use of the state secrets privilege or the with the obama administration expanded the drone wars, powered special operations forces from jsoc to join special operations command to operate in countries where the united states is not at war, if you look at the way the obama administration essentially boxed congress out of any effective oversight role of the covert aspect of u.s. foreign policy, what we really have is a president who has normalized for many, net -- many liberals, the policies they once opposed under the bush and ministration. this has been a war presidency. yesterday as president obama talked about how we don't need a state of perpetual war, multiple u.s. drone strikes in yemen, a country we are not at war with, where the u.s. has killed a tremendous number of civilians. to make, most disturbing about this is john brennan, who really was the architect of this drone program and expansion of the drone program, these guys are sitting around on tuesdays at the white house come on terror tuesday, discussing who was going to live and die across the world. >> what do you m
to see the introduction of the first lady of the united states, michelle obama. as you watched her grow in this role the last four years, what do you think? >> well she has done -- she is a, the most popular person in america just about. she has firmed up the sense of this family as a very responsible family that people can relate to, which was not always going to be obvious. so i think she has had that important role. she has not had the role hillary clinton had of getting involved in public policy. and i wouldn't be surprised -- and this is something she is capable of doing so i wouldn't be surprised over the second term if she drifts more in into that role. more publicly, i think she has had a significant role behind the scenes. >> jill biden has just been introduced to the crowd and taken her place. mark? >> i think it's remarkable, when she started in the campaign in 2008, where the remark about, i've never been more proud of my country, she was attacked and became a political listening rod, and it's been a very conscious, concentrated and effective effort to bring her back to the
obama's secretary of state choice. and leon panetta announced the ban lifted on women serving in combat. >> on the next "washington journal" biill kristol. then we look at the state of gay rights in the u.s. with kevin cathcart. and the ongoing affect the drought is having in the u.s.. less, your e-mails, phone calls, and tweets. >> personal finance started in the 1930s with sylvia order. -- porter. the 1930s are known for everything from the hard economic times and you see alcoholics anonymous to getting rich to various social activist movements. fascism and communism both have a huge appeal. sylvia porter developed personal finance. our goal is to educate people so that the great depression will never happen again. it is an idea that we can teach people the skills and that if we learn these skills, we would all be ok. >> the dark side of the personal finance world with helaine olen. like us on facebook. >> secretary of state nominee, john kerry, appeared before the senate foreign relations committee. during this three hour and 15 minute hearing, senator kerry spoke about this at amber
think they view our role around the world? >> if you're asking me, i think president obama thought united states was over-extended military low, not just in terms of the sheer number of troops but in terms of the exposure and risk to american interests. and i think the white house is essentially agnorfolk-- aggnostic of the value on maintaining a minimal force in iraq. in the end they were talking about a force of 3,000 to 5,000 including special operations. but i think the way they played the iraq end game didn't work out well from an american standpoint and it's one reason iran has been flying hundreds of tons of arms to the assad regime through iraqi airspace because there's basically a security vacuum in iraq right now from an international standpoint. >> rose: david what, do you think about the next four years? >> i think president obama made clear during the campaign that he wants to believe the president who ended the wars including his own surge in afghanistan. the president was bringing the troops home. i think there's an understanding at the pentagon that the era of exped
of the u.s. the middle flag represents the 50 states. president obama plus home state illinois entered the union and 18 -- in 1818, making it the 21st state to join the union. the two flags towards the center, they will display 21 stars. dole in new york, the independent line. -- joel in new york, the independent line. >> i love c-span. inauguration day is a proud day for every american, regardless of party affiliation. i want to address the first caller about poverty. i am a second-generation american, and if you cannot make in this country, you'll be doomed to failure in any other country. host: julie, salt lake city, good morning. caller: i want to thank you for taking my call. i lived in a completely republican state. thank goodness that president obama has prevailed, because i do believe that the majority of people, even though i do it in a republican state, a lot of them did vote for him. unfortunately, i wish we would get rid of the electoral vote and go to the popular vote. i think a lot more people would get up and vote then. thank you for letting me speak. host: that was juli
of a new term for the 44th president of the united states. >> i barack hussein obama, do solemnly swear. >> declaring his journey incomplete, the president lays out a bold second term agenda and calls a nation to action to work together. >> you and i as citizens have the obligation to shape the debates of our time. not only with the votes we cast but with the voices we lift in defense of our most ancient values and enduring ideas. >>> also tonight, everything our cameras witnessed along the way. the pageantry, the spectacular scene here in washington. and a family caught in the act of being themselves. our special coverage, "nightly news" begins now. >>> the second inauguration of barack obama. this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. reporting tonight from washington. >> and good evening from capitol hill, where president barack
. the 2012 result that looked like this in the five battleground states where obama won all the electoral states would look like this. that's all they have to do. if you can't get people to vote for you, you stack the deck. >>> let me finish with the collection of memorabilia about the life of jack kennedy. big story there. and this is "hardball," the place for politics. i even wrote a play about that. my symptoms were a pain in my abdomen and periods that were heavier and longer than usual for me. if you have symptoms that last two weeks or longer, be brave, go to the doctor. ovarian and uterine cancers are gynecologic cancers. symptoms are not the same for everyone. i got sick...and then i got better. i have obligations. cute tobligations, but obligations.g. i need to rethink the core of my portfolio. what i really need is sleep. introducing the ishares core, building blocks for the heart of your portfolio. find out why 9 out of 10 large professional investors choose ishares for their etfs. ishares by blackrock. call 1-800-ishares for a prospectus which includes investment objectives, r
nation. richard nixon and ronald reagan won re-election with 48 and 49 states. obama squeaked out a victory here. one thing obama has to do, even if it's not his fault, he has to lead the country. the nation is in an interesting position, where the right has turned very right and the red has turned very red and the blue is very blue. but on issues like immigration and the budget, i think there is a chance to move forward and i think the democrats on the hill will urge the president to work in a more bipartisan fashion, because if you look at the senate races in 2014, there is a lot of democratic senator who is have to get re-elected in swing or red states. so i think political reality is this -- they have to come together to get some things done or both sides will fail and be criticized. >> eric: specifically, how does he find his way out of this one? speaker baner says he -- speaker boehner says he won't negotiate with him and president obama seemed implacable on his positions. >> back to me, i think there is going to have to be a shift in how obama handles the hill. you know, wh
may be coming. >>> plus, president obama called hillary clinton one of the finest secretaries of state in american history. but guess what? not everybody thinks that's true. >>> and later in the show, a follow up to last week's "outfront" investigation. a catholic hospital says life begins at birth, not conception. let's go "outfront." >>> good evening. everyone. i'm erin burnett. happy monday. "outfront" tonight, bigs are flying. tonight, there is bipartisan efforts. pigs are flying, and it's a gorgeous sight. they thought they had an ice storm, but it's really pigs. what has caused them to take to the sky, you ask? immigration. a gang of senators unveiled a new immigration reform plan today, and this is pretty amazing. you have marco rubio on the same page as chuck schumer. yes, we told you pigs are in the air, and senator schumer has high hopes for this proposal. >> we believe this will be the year congress finally gets it done. the politics on this issue have been turned upside down. for the first time ever, there's more political risk in opposing immigration reform than in support
of state? president obama thinks the first option is what people think. >> i think hillary will go down as one of the finest secretaries of states we've had. >> not everyone agrees. a former official tells the los angeles times, it's tough to see what has happened in world politics over the last four years that wouldn't have happened without her, so it's hard to see how she gets into the category of truly great, transformational secretaries. and all of the pete who were critical spoke as unnamed former officials. people who were complementary were willing to go by name. peter brooks, assistant secretary of defense in the bush administration, ann marie slaughter worked for secretary clinton. great to have both of you. peter, what do you think? we saw this article today in the "los angeles times." i have not seen many articles questioning at all the tenure of secretary clinton. this was the first. >> i'm not a diplomatic historian, but i think some of the fawning has been over the top. we saw this at her hearing over benghazi. we saw this, you know, i think, when she also introduced john
president of the united states of america, barack h. obama. [applause] [applause] [applause] >> thank you. [applause] >> thank you so much. >> vice president biden, mr. chief justice, members of the united states congress, distinguished guests, and fellow citizens -- each time we gather to inaugurate a president we bear witness to the enduring strength of our constitution. we affirm the promise of our democracy. we recall that what binds this nation together is not the colors of our skin or the tenets of our faith or the origins of our names. what makes us exceptional -- what makes us american -- is our allegiance to an idea articulated in a declaration made more than two centuries ago: "we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." today we continue a never- ending journey to bridge the meaning of those words with the realities of our time. for history tells us that while these truths may be self- evident, they've never been
changing their electoral laws. the republicans really want these states. they went for president obama in 2012. but they're controlled by republican governors and legislatures. changing the law in these states would have won 45 more electoral votes, electoral college votes for mitt romney. now, it wouldn't have been enough for him to beat president obama in 2012, but what about the next democrat? republicans, what are they doing? they're already scheming. in fact, they use the president's inauguration to get ahead in 2016. that's right, just yesterday while virginia state senator henry marsh attended the inauguration, virginia republicans realized they outnumber democrats by one vote. they ambushed the dems with a massive redistricting bill. republican governor bob mcdonnell says he doesn't like the dirty tricks, but he won't promise to veto it. >> obviously, the tactics that were used yesterday was a surprise, and i don't think that that's the way business should be done. but i haven't looked at the bill. >> oh, i bet you haven't. michigan's republican governor rick snyder might suppo
. now, we saw after 2008 and president obama's election, we saw 38 states, republicans in 38 states introduce some kind of legislation that would restrict voting rights. and now they've gotten even more sinister, and they're trying to change the way districts are drawn. and in this case, you know, a wonderful civil rights hero in virginia, a state senator, henry marsh went to the president's inauguration. and while he was gone on the martin luther king holiday, they voted without him. and that's the only way they got it passed. i just want to say we turned back a transvaginal ultrasound bill in virginia. there is bob mcconnell -- he is very, very conservative, but he is sensitive to national pressure. so i think people just have to raise holy hell about what they did. it's just too ugly a bill to sign. >> bob, can virginia and michigan really make a difference in the next presidential? >> oh, absolutely. and look, what is going on here is a felonious assault on free elections. it's an attempt to gerrymander the presidency. if you think about it, you could argue that republicans have
and then president obama asked me to be secretary of state and i said yes. and why did he ask me and why did i say yes? because we both love our country. >> one of the biggest challenges on secretary clinton's watch has been the bloody conflict in syria. that civil war has also produced a growing refugee crisis as syrians try to escape. just yesterday the u.n. said that a record number of syrians, 30,000, had arrived in a refugee camp in neighboring jordan since the beginning of this year alone. that camp is where we sent nbc's stephanie gosk to take a first-hand look. >> reporter: it's just before sunset and the syria/jordan border is deceptively quiet. as night falls, syrian refugees are on the move. day time crossings are dangerous. the jordanian military says this video it shot recently shows syrian forces firing at a family with small children as they run to the border. so the refugees cross in the dark. several thousand a day now. flooding into jordan. this man carried his two oldest daughters the last mile. his wife carried their newborn. bashar al assad's missiles keep falling, he says. th
on capitol hill. what did they expect, that she would go up on the hill and say the state department and obama admistraon w engaged in mendacity and this was a cover- up and we were tried to mislead the american people? of course not. it was not true. very disappointed that she did not come up there and list the things that they wanted to church. there is no substance of what they're trying to suggest. >> people who take on hillary clinton do so at their own risk. then these hearings, as they proved -- >> what about the charge of the people who are criticizing the state department to the effect at the ambsadohad asked for more help, more protection, more security? >> the consequences of that, people had been fired, dismissed because of that. but secretary clinton was right about one thing. hundreds of thousands of cables for into the state department every day. there are all addressed to the secretary of state but also that siphoned off to other people. there were people in the department responsible for responding to those requests. theyid n respond in a timely fashion and there are
secretary of states we had. >> president obama asked me to be secretary of state and i said yes and why did he ask me and why did i say, yes? because we both love our country. >> chris: president obama and hillary clinton in an unusual joint interview as she ends four years as secretary of state. apparently folks the president calls 60 minutes and says i would like to do an interview with hillary clinton. what makes this so unusual is in his four years as president the only time he sat down with another person for an interview mr. obama is with mrs. obama. so jeff, one, what do you make of it. will the chattering class here in washington think this is a kind of mini endorsement of hillary for 2016 and how unhappy to do you think joe biden will be tonight when 60 minutes goes on the air. >> he was probably sort of listening in. i'm not sure it is any more than just i think this a good for the president her approval rating is very high among women and among others. why not sort of sit down in the forum. the 60 minutes forum has been friendly to him in the first term. i think it is not an end
exit interview. break down the conversation with president obama and secretary of state hillary clinton. why the president says if he had sons he would have to think long and hard before he would let them play football. >>> crying foul over this one. the cost of your super bowl party is going to go up. start planning and budgeting now. >>> first, golden globes, now s.a.g. awards. why it could lead to big drama at the oscars. >> we'll talk to steve israel, thomas mack mccarty and star of the "walking dead" will be joining us. monday, january 28th." starting point" begins right now. >>> welcome, everybody. we begin with a developing story this morning. the funerals under way for some of those killed in the horrific fire that took place at a brazilian nightclub. half of the victims, 231 of them, were students, all from the same university, celebrating their last weekend of summer break. called the kiss nightclub, located in santa maria. recovery workers are hearing the sounds of ring tones as those looking for loved ones are hoping they will pick up the cell phones. shasta darlington live
. >> president obama's publicly praising secretary of state, hillary clinton as one of his closest advisors leading some to think it is an endorsement for 2016. in a joint interview the president salt down with clinton on "60 minutes "speaking how their relationship has evolved over the last four years but both brushed off questions about her political future. >> you guys and the press are incorrigible, i was inaugurated, literally, four days ago. and you are talking about elections four years from now. >> i don't think either he or i can make predictions about what will happen tomorrow or the next year. >> the president says he proposed a joint interview with his outgoing secretary of state, hillary clinton because he wanted to publicly say "thank you" to her for her hard work. >> san francisco lays out an ambitious plan to put more pedal power on the street but there is a hefty price tag. >> a new concern about kids, alcohol, and advertising >> welcome back. cyclists will find a smoother traveling road. planners will meet tomorrow and want do improve the network including upgrading 50 mil
. what do they expect? that she would go up on the hill and say, the state department, the obama administration engaged in mendacity, this was a real cover up, and we were trying to mislead the american people? of course not. she does not believe it is true, it was not true. they were disappointed that she did that go up there and this the things that they wanted to charge. there is no substitute for what they're trying to suggest. >> people who take on hillary up there and this the things that they wanted to charge. there is no substitute for what they're trying to suggest. >> people who take on hillary clinton do so at their own risk as these hearings proved. >> what about the charge of the people who are criticizing the state department to the effect that the ambassador who was killed had asked for more help, more protection, more security? >> the consequence of the of that -- consequences of that, people have dismissed because of it. secretary clinton was right about one thing. hundreds of thousands of cables pour into the state department everyday. they are all addressed to
hard but i lost. and president obama asked me to be secretary of state and i said yes. so this has been an extraordinary opportunity to work with him as a partner and friend, to do our very best on behalf of this country we both love. and it's something i'm going to miss a great deal. >> mrs. clinton steps down as secretary of state on friday. president obama nominated john kerry as her replacement. kerry has had his nomination hearing in the senate. >> playing with plastic or paying with plastic i should say is easy but also be more expensive. the important change for your credit card you need to know about. >> the one man gang makes his pro bowl debut. dave ross will join us with highlights and the most exciting moments in nba basketball ever. >> every year thousands of people get help from strangers who care. today is mentoring monday on fox 5. we invite you to take the first step to help shape a young person's life. 202-895-3307 to get matched up with a mentoring organization. right now it's 7:12. we'll be right back. >>> messy weather conditions across the region this morning. this
. >> president obama. >> i'm sorry, president obama has, secretary of state clinton, president obama, press secretary carney. >> we'll see. but let's go on to the substance. with all of the testy exchanges, and of course the 2016 subtext, there were some important questions that came out of yesterday's hearing, and questions about the reign that john kerry's likely to grapple with some time today, and we're surprised that hillary clinton didn't have to grapple with yesterday. she cast the benghazi attack as part of a larger rise of militancy in north africa, telling members of congress that arab revolutions have scrambled power dynamics and shattered security forces across the region. >> when i was here four years ago, testifying for my confirmation, i don't think anybody thought that mubarak would be gone, gadhafi would be gone, ben ali would be gone. this is a great opportunity, as well as a serious threat to our country. so, yes, we now face a spreading jihadist threat. >> and she used this foreboding language to talk about the current instability in mali. >> this is going to be a very s
states. g> four years after making history by becoming the first african-american president, barack obama kicks off the second term on martin luther king day. today and inauguration day special. we will air highlights from last ides' peace ball including naacp president benjamin jealous. >> the challenge for our country is never to see the day when a person of color would be president, nor the challenge for our country was to ensure that it would be safe for it to have -- happen again and again. >> we'll also hear from the legendary poet son the sanchez, ralph nader, sweet honey and the rock, and angela davis. >> let me say this time around we cannot subordinate our aspirations and our hopes to presidential agenda. >> we will look at big money behind the inauguration. four years ago president obama refused to accept corporate donations, but this year exxonmobil, at&t, christoph are among the biggest backers of today's festivities. -- microsoft are among the biggest backers of today's festivities. this is "democracy now!,", the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. the te
states. >> today obama will attend his inauguration ceremony. the president will repeat the swearing-in ritual and give his inaugural address. joining us now is tippa, former white house economic advisory under former president george bush. >> thank you. >> so a toned down affair. often the second time around there aren't considered to be many great shakes. >> well, that's right. but i think now the country is clearly even more divided than it was before. we had a reasonably clear decision for the president, but the nation is split and split over fundamental issues. the gun control issue is one of them. so more invasionive in terms of taxes, which clearly is happening. and less alienled on whgned on about it. should government tax harder or should spending be cut harder? not only is there no agreement, but the democrats now are saying, listen, forget the debt ceiling. let's get rid of that silly little thing. but do we actually need a budget? >> so we're learning that we may finally get a budget for the first time in what, three years? significant, though, because these are just temp
of state and what he means to obama foreign policy. we will be talking to a man who put the fate of the keystone pipeline and the fate of the president's hands. we have dave heineman with his approval to give president obama a second chance. we begin with the obama party is campaign to ban assault weapons. they not only want to ban assault weapons but certain handouts. for more on what the democrats are trying to do to our second amendment rights, we bring in shannon bream. reporter: senator dianne feinstein acknowledges that it will be an uphill battle. this new measure would ban the sale and manufacture and transfer and importation of 157 specific garments, along with a broader group of other guns that will meet at a lower threshold for being classified as an assault weapon is the sale and transfer and gifting of anything classified as an assault weapon. >> no weapon is taken from anyone. the purpose is to try up the supply of these weapons over time. therefore there is no sunset on the spell of. reporter: the children in the newtown, connecticut, massacre would likely still be
: when i was running for state senate. >> that's right, i was. >> president barack obama: we go back a ways. >> i have never seen you lose. >> it has to remind you, u.s. have a highlight reel of this -- >> the opposite. but, reporters do talk a big game, in the locker room, and i'm going to ask him, i'm going to say this, when i was the deputy press secretary i used to be the eyes and ears for the press secretary and i would be with the reporters all the time on the press plane and everywhere and listening to them, hearing what they would say and one i remember, who he could not stand the way president bush said, and god bless america. it drove him crazy and he'd mock him all the time and i never forgot that. he's a major anchor now and you know who you are... >> does his name rhyme with brian williams? >> does not. >> does his name rhyme... >> i'm not playing that game. president bush linked them and what happened to the reporters in the presence of president obama happened to me. i met him in '06 and sat across the table from him at the gridiron dinner, we laughed for hours and two
, secretary clinton served as president obama's secretary of state and will soon move on to the next chapter in her distinguished career. madam secretary, without objection, your full statement will be made part of the record and all members will have five days to submit statements and questions for the record subject to the limitations of the committee rules. madam secretary, please begin. >> thank you very much, mr. chairman. i thank you and the ranking member and members of the committee, both of long standing tenure and brand-new members. i appreciate your patience for me to be able to come to fulfill my commitment to you. actually to the former chair woman. that i would be here to discuss the attack in benghazi. i appreciate this opportunity. i will submit my full testimony for the record. i want to make a few points. first, the terrorist attacks in benghazi that claimed the lives of four brave americans. chris stevens, shawn smith and ben doherty and our partners and north africa. it's important we understand the context for this challenge. as we working to to protect our people and ho
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